Arkansas City man arrested on suspicion of drug activity

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An Ark City man was arrested on Friday afternoon on drug and firearm charges after SWAT served and executed a search warrant.

40-year old Brian Paul Feasel was arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, as well as one count each of criminal damage to property, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft of a firearm. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $150,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. 

Earlier in the day, a 71-year-old Arkansas City man went to the Arkansas City Police Department and reported that his son, Feasel, who lives in his home, threatened him and his 71-year-old girlfriend Thursday night during an argument regarding drug usage. He added that Feasel pointed a rifle at them both while also holding a handgun to his own head. The victim reported they then left the residence and stayed at another location for the night.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence, located in the 1400 block of North First Street.

Because of the suspect's past violent history, the South Central Kansas SWAT team was called in to execute the search warrant and an arrest warrant for Feasel.  He was arrested without incident.   

Police Chief Dan Ward said that, “This operation was completed safely because of the assistance of our area law enforcement partners. We are grateful for the cooperative working relationships we have with the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office, Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and Winfield Police Department.”


 

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